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BOOKS FOR BRAINS KICKS OFF THIS OCTOBER!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 - 9:33am

During the month of October book clubs across Australia are invited to read a book for brainpower.

Car Restraints being used more effectively

Thursday, 1 August 2013 - 12:00am

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More of our children being kept safe in cars

Multimillion-dollar boost to brain diseases with opening of new research facility

Monday, 22 July 2013 - 9:00am

Brain research in Australia has received a significant boost with the opening of a new $54 million research facility in Sydney.

Brain region implicated in emotional disturbance in dementia patients

Monday, 8 July 2013 - 12:00am

A study by researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is the first to demonstrate that patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) lose the emotional content/colour of their memories.

Dementia in Aboriginal Australians three times as likely

Thursday, 16 May 2013 - 10:00am

The rate of dementia in Aboriginal Australians is three times that of Australia’s non-Indigenous population, a three year study into how Aboriginal Australians age has found.

Frontotemporal Dementia Information & Support Day for Carers

Thursday, 2 May 2013 - 5:52pm

Carers and family are invited to the Frontotemporal Dementia Information & Support Day for Carers.

World Parkinson’s Day

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 - 9:44am

World Parkinson’s Day, on April 11, is used to promote awareness of Parkinson’s disease.

Older people who fall and require ambulance care require follow-up interventions to prevent further falls

Thursday, 4 April 2013 - 2:50pm

Older people who fall at home, call an ambulance but who are not transported to hospital are a key group at high risk of future falls and associated injuries.

The Ride to Remember: epic, solo journey raises money for brain research

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 - 6:00pm

Paul Brown is about to leave on an epic, 19,000 km motorcycle ride – first around Australia and then across the globe to England - to honour his late mother and raise money for Neuroscience Research A

Indigenous people on Mid North Coast to receive better aged care support

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 9:30am

For the first time, a dedicated geriatrician will be available for Indigenous populations on the Mid North Coast in New South Wales, a recommendation that followed research in NeuRA’s

Rehabilitate your Wii to help stroke survivors

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 - 5:42pm

If you recently upgraded to the Nintendo Wii U, why not donate your old Wii to stroke survivors that need the machines for rehabilitation but can’t afford them?

Advancing our understanding and treatment of motor impairment

Monday, 7 January 2013 - 4:17pm

NeuRA has secured significant funding to expand research into motor impairment, a problem that arises from many diseases and aging, and a growing public health challenge.

Home trial of balance device to begin

Friday, 4 January 2013 - 2:57pm

Anyone who has experienced vertigo will know that it can be an extremely unpleasant experience.

Stroke survivors needed for new trial

Thursday, 3 January 2013 - 4:39pm

A new stroke rehabilitation therapy utilising the Nintendo Wii and that can be delivered online is set to be trialled in Armidale, and the researchers need your help.

Don’t let botox go to your head…or should you?

Thursday, 27 December 2012 - 9:48pm

Injecting botox into the arm muscles of stroke survivors, with severe spasticity, changes electrical activity in the brain and may assist with longer-term recovery, according to new research.

National mentoring program given European boost

Thursday, 20 December 2012 - 11:23am

A national mentoring scheme for young Australian researchers developed by Assoc Prof Kay Double will now be expanded thanks to financial support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Funding for motor neurone disease research announced

Monday, 3 December 2012 - 8:41am

NeuRA researchers have secured funding for motor neurone disease research from the MND Australia in a record-breaking funding announcement made recently.

Re-learning words lost to dementia

Monday, 26 November 2012 - 4:20pm

A simple word-training program has been found to restore key words in people with a type of dementia that attacks language and our memory for words.

Stroke alters the brain’s view of the hand

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 - 11:09am

Researchers have described a new effect of stroke whereby damage to the sensory system in the affected limb means the brain develops an inaccurate map of the hand.

Australia-China scientific exchange

Friday, 9 November 2012 - 3:41pm

NeuRA PhD student Kristy Tan has been selected as a student ambassador to China as part of an international program to foster collaboration between the two countries.

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